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New Recovery Fund Opens in Northern Ireland to Support Individuals Working in the Arts and Creative Sectors

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) and the Department for Communities (DfC), have today (Wednesday 15 September) opened a new recovery funding programme, co-designed to support individuals in the Arts and Creative sectors retain valuable skills.

Published: 23 September 2021

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Health and Safety In Orchestras

For those of you returning to work in orchestras, you need to be sure your employer or engager is offering you a safe place to work. This may not be straightforward!

Published: 17 September 2021

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General considerations

Normal hygiene precautions. In order to slow the spread of Covid-19, please observe the advice on the NHS website which has some important guidance on catching and spreading germs.

Self-isolation, testing and tracing. If you have a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, it is important that you self-isolate and follow the NHS advice on testing and tracing. 

Observing the lockdown. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are currently in different levels of lockdown and firebreak measures, read our latest advice.

Booking your vaccination appointments. If you have recieved a letter from the NHS inviting you to book your vaccination appointments, you can do so online on the NHS' website.

#InvestInMusicians

Government must act to protect the future of music

Call on Government to invest in musicians at the heart of our £5.8bn industry. No-one should be left behind by Government support.

Government must act to protect the future of music